Overview of actors

Action against Hunger

The NGO Action against Hunger is a major player in the fight against hunger. Structured on an international network, the organization provides a coordinated response worldwide.

Action against Hunger is commited to almost 50 countries across the world and takes care of the most vulnerable people to help them prevent, detect and treat undernutrition. Conflicts, climate change and inequalities are the main causes of hunger in the world. Wherever people suffer from hunger, in Europe, in Asia, in Middle-East, in South America and in Africa, Action against Hunger tries to provide lifesaving help.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Zero Hunger
Good Health and Well-being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Reduced Inequalities

How we work

Action against Hunger's mission is to save lives by eradicating hunger through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, in particular during and after emergency situations caused by conflicts and natural disasters. The priority is to have effective actions in the fields and testify about vulnerable populations. Since the reasons for hunger are many, the response is multi-sectoral based on solid expertise.

... and why

Hunger kills someone every 10 seconds and nearly 800 Million people in the world are going hungry. Eradicating hunger on a long-term basis and fighting efficiently against it, involves getting to the root causes: dysfunctional food systems, lack of access to water and sanitation infrastructures, inadequate health systems, conflicts, natural disasters, the effects of climatic change, status of the women, education, poverty and many more.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agriculture and Forestry
Banking and Finance
Education and Training
Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Health and Nutrition
Monitoring and Evaluation

Action against Hunger's expertise and its actions are the reflection of the people hired: transparent, independent, neutral, professional and committed. Working for Action against Hunger means putting your professional skills and your commitment to solidarity for an NGO recognized for its expertise and its work. Whether in the field or at headquarters, Action against Hunger offers advantageous conditions and an environment conducive to the exercise of your professional expertise.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates yes
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities no
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Type of organisation


Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation
Humanitarian Aid


New York, USA; Toronto, Canada; London, UK; Paris, France; Madrid, Spain; Mumbai, India; Milan, Italy

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 20 and 50

Outside Switzerland:
More than 1000

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